Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Ga kho xa gung(chicken stir-fry with lemongrass and chilli)


This is the 3rd time I've done this dish. It's the best result so far anyway. I sliced the chicken instead of leaving the whole piece and it seems to make all the flavours incorporate a bit better. I love anything to do with lemongrass and chilli.
Recipe will be posted if someone request it.
UPDATE:
Recipe for SimCooks:
I don't know if this recipe is Vietnamese or Thai actually. My mum has done this dish with eel and it works perfectly as well. The recipe is only a guideline, just try and change it a little bit to suit your taste. Enjoy. :D
Preparation:
Cut the meat off 2 chicken thighs (with skin if you want)- slice thinly
Marinate with sugar, salt, pepper, fish sauce (a pinch of each and 1tsp fish sauce)for half an hour.
Do a mixture of lemongrass and chilli in a food processor with: chopped lemongrass from 2 sticks of fress lemongrass + 2-3 fresh chillies +1tsp minced garlic + 1tbsp fish sauce + 4 tbsp water.
Cooking:
Heat a wok and pour a bit of peanut oil in.
Fry the lemongrass and chilli mixture till fragrant (3-4 mins), then put in the chicken, fry till the chicken has changed color (5 mins) then pour a little bit more water in and turn heat down to medium-low. Put a lid on and cook for a further 15-20 minutes, until the chicken is done and all the flavour has incorporated and water has reduced.
Serve with rice and crushed roasted peanuts if you want.

4 comments:

Yi said...
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yich said...

Post the recipe! Post the recipe! I like chicken stir fry cos it's easy, but I have not cooked chicken with lemongrass before. Is this a Vietnamese dish?

simcooks said...

Hehe. Thanks for posting the recipe for reference :p

The_Blackswan said...

Hi, sounds tasty...going to give it a go. Is this a two people or single person serving?